October 23, 2003 Librarian of Congress To Make Decision on Anticircumvention Related to Copyrighted Works

Contact: Peter M. Vankevich, Copyright Office (202) 707-0600

WHO: Librarian of Congress James H. Billington

Register of Copyrights Mary Beth Peters

WHAT: In accordance with section 1201(a)(1) of the copyright law, the Librarian of Congress will today issue a final rule, in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, that sets out the classes of works that will be subject to exemptions for the next three years from the statute's prohibition against circumvention of technology that effectively controls access to a copyrighted work.

The following information will be released to the public in this matter:

  • Statement of the Librarian of Congress
  • Determination of the Librarian of Congress and Text of Regulation
  • Recommendation of the Register of Copyrights

WHEN: Tuesday, October 28, 2003, between 3:00-5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time

WHERE: The statement, determination and recommendation will be available on the U.S. Copyright Office Web site at www.copyright.gov/1201/


PR 03-190
ISSN 0731-3527